This Week in Livable Streets Events

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As hearings and meetings for a series of new parks in Downtown Los Angeles and hearings on the future of the Big Blue Bus roll on (see our calendar section for details), this week also features one monthly meeting and one bi-monthly meeting that have special significance this February.

Tuesday – The City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee meets at a new location, Hollywood Neighborhood City Hall Community Room, 6501 Fountain Avenue, at 7:00 P.M.  Highlighting the meeting will be a chance for cyclists to engage some the LAPD’s higher brass in a discussion of cyclists rights and the somewhat lax attitude the police seem to have towards hit-and-run crashes.  The Bike Writer’s Collective is encouraging a strong turnout to show the police how important this issue is to cyclists.  For more information, click here.

Thursday – At 2:30 in the Board of Supervisors hearing room, the Expo Construction Authority will hold a Board Meeting and will vote on the passage of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.  There’s a lot of controversy over the final document, and a close vote is expected.  Streetsblog will delve into man of the issues on a larger post a little later this week.

Friday – What better way to celebrate a week with two tough meetings than a birthday party.  Celebrate Santa Monica Critical Mass’ fifth birthday by meeting at "The Cannon" in Santa Monica at 6:30, ride starts at 7:00.  For more information, including where the heck "The Cannon" is, click here.

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